BMW M2 Coupe gets M Performance kick

BMW M2 Coupe receives a bevvy of M Performance parts from next month onwards.

Engine Power Torque 0-100kph Top speed Weight Basic price
Inline6cyl, M TwinPower Turbo, 2979cc 370hp @ 6500rpm 465Nm (343lb ft) @ 1400–5560rpm 4.3secs 270kph 1495kg (248bhp/ton) $63,500
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Already the BMW M2 Coupe is an impressive beast, kicking out as it does 370hp and 343lb ft of torque from a 3-litre M TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder. That means 270kph is childs play – with the seven-speed M Dual Clutch automatic at least – and 0-100kph is taken care of just half a second slower than the 500hp, performance-focused M4 GTS. Take a ride along with former DTM and World Touring Car Championship race winner Augusto Farfus on the technical Salzburgring.

Nevertheless, BMW still believes it can do better, and has launched a new range of M Performance parts, just a few days after unveiling the brand new M2 MotoGP Safety Car.

Though those natty M-colour racing stripes are perhaps the most notable addition, additional aerodynamic additions include new front and side sills, rear diffuser and radiator grille, all made from lightweight carbon-reinforced plastic (CFRP). Alongside a new rear diffuser, the M Performance package aims to optimize airflow over and around the vehicle, while the carbon fibre wing mirrors…well, they just look good.

Under the newly blinged surface, coil-spring suspension has been tweaked to lower the M2’s ride height by at least 5mm over the standard example, and by up to 20mm in total. Power output from the six-cylinder remains unchanged, though an M Performance flap exhaust system is designed to give a much basier ‘M’ soundtrack, while a high-performance brake system has also been implemented. Should that not be enough trinkets to get your noggins around, motor racing-inspired options for the cabin include M Performance floor mats, a carbon-fibre trimmed M Performance steering wheel, and stainless steel pedals.

The M Performance package for the BMW M2 Coupe will be available from next month onwards, though a starting price has yet to be announced.

Technical specifications for the BMW M2 Coupe on page 2

Source – BMW M

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